I don't want to talk about it: overcoming the secret legacy of male depression

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Fireside, 1997 - Family & Relationships - 383 pages
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Twenty years of experience treating men and their families has convincedpsychotherapist Terrence Real that depression is a silent epidemic in men -- thatmen hide their condition from family, friends, and themselves to avoid the stigmaof depression's "un-manliness." Problems that we think of as typicallymale -- difficulty with intimacy, workaholism, alcoholism, abusive behavior, andrage-are really attempts to escape depression. And these escape attempts onlyhurt the people men love and pass their condition on to their children.

This groundbreaking book is the "pathway out of darkness" that these men andtheir families seek. Real reveals how men can unearth their pain, healthemselves, restore relationships, and break the legacy of abuse. He mixespenetrating analysis with compelling tales of his patients and even his ownexperiences with depression as the son of a violent, depressed father and thefather of two young sons.

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I dont Want to Talk About It

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The book arrived promptly and in perfect condition. I would reccommend this book to anyone who counsels or lives with men. It takes an educated point of view on a subject that effects most every ... Read full review

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I took a long time reading this book, primarily because of the emotional investment that I put into it. Mr. Real deserves nothing but respect and admiration for showing how the concepts of masculinity ... Read full review

Contents

Mens Hidden Depression
21
Sons of Narcissus SelfEsteem Shame and Depression
43
The Hollow Men Covert Depression and Addiction
59
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About the author (1997)

Terrence Real is the author of the national bestseller "I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression." A family therapist and lecturer for more than twenty years, he is a member of the senior faculty at the Family Institute of Cambridge and director of the Gender Relations Program at the Meadows Institute in Arizona. For more information on Terrence Real, visit www.terryreal.com.